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Spotting the Celestial Unicorn Feb. 16, 2017

Stargazers

Week of February 19-25, 2017 Among the stars of the night sky lie constellations that derive from r... Read More

Buying Your First Telescope Nov. 24, 2016

Stargazers

Week of November 27-December 3, 2016 Well, it's that time of year again. The holidays are barreling... Read More

Count the Stars Nov. 03, 2016

Stargazers

Week of November 6-12, 2016 How many stars are there in the universe? No one knows, of course, but D... Read More

Seeing a Double Planet -- and More! Aug. 18, 2016

Stargazers

Week of August 21-27, 2016 Have you noticed those three bright stars appearing low in the western sk... Read More

The Celestial Strongman Jul. 07, 2016

Stargazers

Week of July 10-16, 2016 No matter how long I study the sky there will always be star groupings I ju... Read More

The Great Celestial Fireworks Display Jun. 30, 2016

Stargazers

Week of July 3-9, 2016 It was exactly 962 years ago that ancient stargazers watched one of the most ... Read More

Stars of a Different Color Jun. 09, 2016

Stargazers

Week of June 12-18, 2016 I've been gazing skyward now for more than five decades, and I'm still amaz... Read More

Saturn: Lord of the Rings May. 19, 2016

Stargazers

Week of May 22-28, 2016 It is often said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. So, if I were ... Read More

Seeing the Red Planet May. 12, 2016

Stargazers

Week of May 15-21, 2016 It was Halloween eve, 1938. Millions of war-jittery Americans listened as sp... Read More

La Superba After Dark May. 05, 2016

Stargazers

Week of May 8-14, 2016 Beginning stargazers are often disappointed because they cannot see the glori... Read More

A Rare Transit of Mercury Apr. 28, 2016

Stargazers

Week of May 1-7, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the elusive planet Mercury. Have you spot... Read More

Spotting Elusive Mercury Apr. 07, 2016

Stargazers

Week of April 10-16, 2016 I remember many years ago sitting in Ms. Schnitzer's fourth-grade classro... Read More

Comet Catalina Nov. 19, 2015

Stargazers

Week of Nov. 22-28, 2015 It was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on the night of Halloween 201... Read More